Linked by David Adams on Thu 15th Sep 2011 07:08 UTC, submitted by kristoph
Windows Microsoft announced during the build conference, and Steve Sinofsky reiterated in a blog posting that: "For the web to move forward and for consumers to get the most out of touch-first browsing, the Metro style browser in Windows 8 is as HTML5-only as possible, and plug-in free. The experience that plug-ins provide today is not a good match with Metro style browsing and the modern HTML5 web." Sinfosky goes on explain why Microsoft will not include Flash and why it's no longer needed. It's as close as we'll get to an obituary for Flash. Update from Thom: Added a note in the 'read more'!
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Wait, no plugins ...
by WorknMan on Thu 15th Sep 2011 08:36 UTC
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2005-11-13

So if there's no plugin support, not only does that mean no Flash or Silverlight, but that also means no QUICKTIME either, which makes me a happy camper ;)

The only downside to not having Flash is that most of the ads on the web are/were in Flash, so if you ran a Flashblock extension, that pretty much zapped a lot of them at once.

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RE: Wait, no plugins ...
by TemporalBeing on Thu 15th Sep 2011 15:24 in reply to "Wait, no plugins ..."
TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

So if there's no plugin support, not only does that mean no Flash or Silverlight, but that also means no QUICKTIME either, which makes me a happy camper ;)

The only downside to not having Flash is that most of the ads on the web are/were in Flash, so if you ran a Flashblock extension, that pretty much zapped a lot of them at once.


It also means no support for OGG, FLAC, Theora, and anything else that MS chooses not to support.

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RE[2]: Wait, no plugins ...
by kristoph on Thu 15th Sep 2011 17:50 in reply to "RE: Wait, no plugins ..."
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

I don't really think that's the case. Different file formats could be supported using codecs without a unique plug-in.

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RE: Wait, no plugins ...
by kristoph on Thu 15th Sep 2011 17:15 in reply to "Wait, no plugins ..."
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

You don't need QuickTime on Windows because H.264 is built in. It does does raise a question about other codecs.

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